Our people

Chiara Civera
MFBSE Director – Italy

Dr Chiara Civera is a Research Fellow in Business and Management, qualified as Associate Professor in Italy, and Adjunct Professor of Strategic Marketing at the University of Turin, Department of Management, Italy. She has a PhD in business and management from the University of Turin, Department of Management. She is visiting professor and researcher at Abat Oliba CEU (Barcelona), London South Bank University (London, UK) and Darden School of Business (Virginia, US). She publishes in top-tier international journals such as British Food Journal, Journal of Business Research, Business Ethics: a European Review, and Psychology and Marketing around the topics of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Communication, Stakeholder Engagement and Empowerment applied to various industries with a focus on the food and beverage industry and its sectors, such as the coffee chain. She is the author of the book “Integrated Company Responsibility in the Food and Beverage Industry” (preface by Ed R. Freeman).

Email: chiara.civera@unito.it


Bram-Kees Trouwborst
MFBSE Director – Spain

Bram holds a Master of Science Degree (MSc.) in Business Administration from Erasmus University, The Netherlands. He also attended the International management programs at University of Bath (United Kingdom) and École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (HEC) in France. He holds a Postgraduate in Marketing and Communication in Gastronomy & Enology at Universitat Abat Oliba.

Email: atrouwborst@uao.es


Damiano Cortese
MFBSE Academic Coordinator

Damiano Cortese is Ph.D. and Research Fellow in Business and Management at Department of Management and adjunct professor at Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Modern Cultures, University of TurinHe is visiting researcher at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, visiting professor at Abat OlibaCEU, visiting lecturer at UNISG – University of Gastronomic SciencesHe is member of the research group for the economic impact evaluation of the European projects“LIFE.SU.SA.FRUIT and “FINCH – Financing impact on regional development of cultural heritage valorisation”, of the Slow Food’s event Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 and 2018. He teaches Business and Management in undergraduate and postgraduate courses at University of Turin and University of Gastronomic Sciences. His research interests are about sustainable tourism, food and beverage management and entrepreneurship, Value CreationSustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Business Ethics and Common Goods.

Email: damiano.cortese@unito.it


cecilia-casalegnoCecilia Casalegno
MFBSE Internships & Partnerships – Italy

Cecilia is a Ph.D in Business Administration, researcher and lecturer at the Department of Management, University of Turin. She teaches Marketing, Strategy and Communication. Her main fields of research concern the integrated marketing communication and the leadership development strategy. She is author of national and international publications.

Email: cecilia.casalegno@unito.it


Andreu Miranda Romera
MFBSE Internship & Partnership – Spain

Andreu is licenced in Audiovisual Communication at Ramon Llull’s University. Master in film and television script by IL3 of University of Barcelona. Head of coordination and admissions for Master and Postgraduate courses at the Abat Oliba CEU University. 


Email: amirandar@uao.es

Email: masters@uao.es


carmen-parraCarmen Parra
MFBSE Academic Relations – Spain

Carmen holds a PhD in Law from the University of Barcelona (UB), Master in European law from the Free University of Brussels (ULB), Director of the Department of Economics Solidarity Abat Oliba CEU University (UAO), Director Master in Communication and Management of Social Solidarity Economy (UAO). She has published books in the area of international law and the social and solidarity economy. Member of university networks specializing in the social economy. She is adviser to the regional government of Catalonia on social programs and she has received several awards for his work in support of the fight against social exclusion through employment.

Email: cparra@uao.es